In case you had been a little bit nervous about Harry Kane after England’s 6-2 win over Iran in each groups’ first match of the World Cup, properly you had been proper to be. Kane rolled his ankle after a problem by Iranian defender Morteza Pouraliganji early within the second half and obtained up limping, although he finally carried on. Kane was substituted within the seventy fifth minute with England properly forward and was seen together with his ankle taped, limping barely heading in the direction of the workforce bus.
Now, David Ornstein says that Kane’s harm could be extra extreme than initially thought. Writing in The Athletic, Ornstein says Kane is about to have a scan on his ankle, however as of now there aren’t any indications that he may miss any time in England’s upcoming matches.
Instantly after the match, England supervisor Gareth Southgate dismissed considerations that his nationwide workforce captain could be injured.
“I feel Harry’s positive. It seemed like a nasty deal with however he carried on within the recreation. We took him off as a result of we felt it was a second within the recreation we may try this.”
A scan could possibly be important, or it could possibly be merely precautionary, we don’t know. Nonetheless, that is doubtlessly scary. Harry has a LONG historical past of ankle accidents that date again a number of years. Whereas he’s largely averted harm over the previous couple of seasons, Spurs followers continuously talk about in whispered phrases their worries over the state of Kane’s ankles and his previous propensity in the direction of ligament injury. An harm to Kane’s ankle would unhealthy information for England, however relying on the severity may not be as unhealthy for Tottenham, particularly if it signifies that he’s compelled into really taking a relaxation as an alternative of enjoying each single match from now till Might.
Kane didn’t rating within the huge win over Iran, however had two assists and was an integral a part of England’s assault. The Three Lions subsequent face USA in Group B this coming Friday.